‘DWTS’ Star Karina Smirnoff Engaged

by | November 7, 2010 at 11:13 AM | Dancing With The Stars, TV News

'DWTS' Pro Dancer Karina Smirnoff (Photo: ABC)

'DWTS' Pro Dancer Karina Smirnoff (Photo: ABC)

Dancing with the Stars‘ professional dancer Karina Smirnoff is engaged — and there’s a 4.5 carat Asscher Cut diamond ring weighing down the tiny dancer’s frame to prove it.

People reports that Smirnoff and her baseball player boyfriend Brad Penny are tying the knot.

Smirnoff, 32, and Penny, 32, have been engaged since Oct. 4. The couple was introduced by ‘DWTS’ Season 10 contestant, UFC fighter Chuck Liddell.

“We kept it quiet because my family is in New York and Brad’s family is in Oklahoma, so we kind of wanted them to come out and celebrate and be a family first before we let the cat out of the bag,” Smirnoff told People Saturday.

“I’m marrying a Southern Gentleman,” she added.

This is the ‘Dancing’ diva’s second attempt at waltzing down the aisle.

Smirnoff was formerly engaged to the bad boy of the ballroom, fellow ‘DWTS’ star Maksim Chmerkovskiy. She began dating Penny in October 2009, shortly after her relationship with Maks ended.

Smirnoff and ‘Jersey’ boy Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino were recently eliminated on this season of the show.